Note: The student project runs concurrent to the event.  Members are welcome to visit teams in their studio. Address: Girne American University, Dept. of Architecture. The studio will be open for visits: Thursday-Saturday 9:00am-12:00 and 13:00-17:00.   (Students and mentors should plan to arrive on Sept 27th.)

Wednesday, 28th September: Opening of Student Project

08:30   Meet & Greet, Breakfast for university professors and invited mentors at Girne American University Cafeteria.

10:00   Kickoff of the student architectural project by Dr. Balkiz Yapicioglu and University Professors.  Introduction of teams and mentors, and setup of workstations in studio.  Members are welcomed.

12:00   Transfer to Old Bazaar, site tour and investigation of the surrounding neighborhood.  Teams should plan to have lunch/dinner on their own for team building and brainstorming.  Members are welcomed and encouraged!

17:00   Transfer back to studio.  Members are welcomed.

Thursday, 29th September: Opening of AIA Europe International Conference (2LU) 

14:00   Opening of registration at Acapulco Hotel

15:00   Presentation: Adaptive Reuse from Midcentury Modern School to 21st Century Office; Dr. Rada Doytcheve, AIA, LEED AP BD+C              1LU

16:00   Presentation: Kickoff International Architecture Student Project:  Multipurpose/Adaptive Reuse Design Project for the Old Bazaar Girne/Kyrenia Co-Sponsored by Laufen Bathrooms, Girne American University, AIACE                1LU

17:30   Transfer to Bellapais Abbey     

18:00   Opening reception at the 15thc Bellapais Abbey, guests of local Chamber of Architecture. Local dignitaries: Hon Mayor Nidai Gungordu, Hon Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu and Mr. Turker Aktac, Pres. Of the Chamber of Architects.

19:45   Dinner and entertainment at Bellapais Abbey; sponsored by Laufen.

23:00   Transfer back to Girne Town Center and Acapulco Hotel

Friday, 30th September (7.75 LU)

Concurrent to event, Graphisoft and other sponsor presentations at Acapulco Hotel

08:30   Registration continues at Acapulco Hotel; coffee provided

09:00   Welcoming by Ali Yapicioglu and 2016 AIA Europe President Nora Demeter  *

09:30   Presentation: Keynote Speaker; Dr. Suha Ozkan, FAIA.  “Mater Plan and Conceptual Design of the Science City - International Architecture Competition”    1LU

10:30   Coffee break with sponsor presentation: GRAPHISOFT  *

11:00   Presentation: Architecture and Urban Development on Cyprus from prehistory to the Ottoman period (7000 BC to 1878 AD), Dr. Marko Kiessel     1.25LU

12:15   Lunch at Acapulco Hotel

13:30   Presentation: Architecture and urban development on Cyprus from the British Colonial period onwards (1878 - ), Dr. Asu Tozan     1LU           

14:30   Presentation:  Rural Architectural Heritage and Rural Decay, Dr. Balkiz Yapicioglu     1LU

15:30   Coffee break

16:00   Presentation: A Holistic Approach to Sustainability through Regenerative Design, Helen Kessler, FAIA, LEED     1LU

17:00   Presentation: Synthesizing Historic Context and Modern Technology to Shape Acoustic Environments in Buildings, Dawn Schuette, FAIA     1LU  

18:00   Transfer to Karmi Village, Guided Walking Tour: Rural Vernacular Buildings;  Visit 2 vernacular houses, Guide Jean Clark, local photographer and writer      1.5LU 

20:00   Cocktails at village plaza by the church

20:30   Dinner:  Levant Restaurant, Karmi; sponsored by the Mayor’s Office

23:30   Transfer to Girne Town Center and Acapulco Hotel

Saturday, 1st October (5LU)

Please bring your passport; you must show your passport at N/S border crossing 

08:00   Transfer by bus to Arabahmet Cultural Center, Nicosia/Lefkosa

09:00   Welcoming by Mayor of Nicosia; with coffee to remain open during the morning program *

09:30   Presentation: Keynote speaker; Public Space, Integration, Urban and Architectural Scene, Prof. Dr. Murat Soygenis, AIA RIBA      1LU

10:30 Coffee break with sponsor presentation:  SWISSPEARL

10:45   Presentation: Nicosia Master Plan for New Nicosia by Dr. Can Kara, Glafkos Constantinides, Dr. Naciye Doratli and Dr. Cizem Caner      1LU

11:45   Transfer on foot to Buyuk Han

12:00   Lunch at Buyuk Han (The Great Inn); the largest caravanserai in Northern Nicosia built by the Ottomans in 1572, after they seized the island from the Venetians. Today beautifully restored as arts center, workshops and cafés. In the center of the courtyard there is a mosque with fountain for pre-prayer ablutions.

13:30   Guided Architectural Walking Tour of the City to Investigate walled city Nicosia; Crossing over the Green Line. Guides: Asu Tozan and Marko Kiessel.  Groups will visit Greek and Turkish sides of the city.  Including Eleftheria Square          1LU

15:00   Presentation:  Tower 25/White Walls: Iconic Architecture for a Modern Nicosia. Atelier Jean Nouvel; new building on Eleftheria Square.   Followed by second part of walking tour 16:00-16:30.           1LU.   

16:45   Transfer to Girne Town Center and Old Bazaar; Continuation: Architectural Walking Tour; Architecture, The Architecture of the Old Bazaar and the Fabric of the Girne/Kyrenia with coffee on your own.     1LU

18:00   Transfer to Acapulco Hotel

19:30   Gala Dinner: Casual traditional roast lamb on the beach at the Acapulco Hotel, Students, local dignitaries and guests will join the group; sponsored by TRNC Chamber of Architects; Local dignitaries Hon Mayor Nidai Gungordu, Mr. Turker Aktac, Pres. of the Chamber of Architects.

Sunday, 2nd October (5LU)

09:00   Chapter Meeting at Acapulco Hotel *

10:30   Coffee break

11:00   Presentation: Introduction to the Engineering Water Project and Cyprus link (A Floating transMED) by Dr. Ahmet Vefik Alp, TMMOB, AIA, RIBA       *

11:20   Presentation: Engineering of the Water Supply Project from Turkey via pipeline under Mediterranean Sea by Turkish State Hydraulic Works (DSI)     1LU

12:20   Presentation: Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Architects-Past and Present of Architectural Community & Recent Architectural Projects, President Turker Aktac     1LU 

13:30   Buffet Lunch with coffee; to remain open during the afternoon program; sponsored by the mayor’s office

14:00   Opening of the Jury: Moderated by Giancarlo Alhadeff, FAIA.   Review and Q&A of the International Architecture Student Project:  Multipurpose/Adaptive Reuse Architectural Design Project for the Old Bazaar Girne/Kyrenia; winning project to be announced at later date.   Room remains available for extra viewing and discussion until 20:00  3LU

17:30   End of Conference

TOTAL LU’S for event: 19.75 + 4 for Monday extension, 12.5 HSW

*No LU

Monday, 3rd October

Possible extension, 9:00-18:00 - additional costs to be announced

- Olive picking and making olive oil to take home with lunch depending on availability of the harvest times     *

- Guided Architectural Bus Tour with lunch: Coastal Planning Selected Monuments and Sites along NE Coast of Cyprus and the Karpaz Peninsula- Antiquity to 21st Century. Guide Dr. Marko Kiessel       4LU

o   Estimated cost: It is based on number of attendees and to be paid on the day: Up to 20 people — approx. €60.00/person including lunch 20 - max. 45 people — approx. €45.00/person including lunch

- Boat tour off the coast of Girne/Kyrenia with lunch*

Conference headed by: 

Ali Yapicioglu, AIA
In. Site: Studios
P.O. Box 565
981003 Kyrenia
Office: +90 (533) 869 7686
Fax: +90 (392) 815 1276



Registration opens in July 2016. 

The language of the conference is english. 

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